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laos and south vietnam. at the time we had built seven air bases and developed a port there as well to facilitate the u.s. effort in the vietnam war and also many american soldiers went on r & r to bangkok and spent a lot of time there. so in terms of direct support and peripheral support, thailand was a close ally of the u.s. and an important part of the war effort. >> host: did that country have soldiers in vietnam? >> guest: absolutely. that what concentrate on in the book. thailand sent some 37,000 soldiers, half soldiers, others combat support. they also spent some smaller naval units and air units. still there, was definitely combat units working with the united states, work with the south vietnamese and filipinos and south korean. >> host: what about casualties? >> guest: the talks tike 500 plus casualties -- i should say 500 thais died in south vietnam fighting what we call the viet cong. it's an important detail to focus on because those who don't know the history of thai involvement tend to dismiss them as the insulting term they use is america's mercenaries, because we pa
vietnamese. >>host: what about casualties? >> 500 + that died in south vietnam while fighting the the it can't -- vietcong. it is important because of those who don't know 10 to dismiss them as the insulting term is america and mercenaries because we paid for the military part where but for four years thailand would carry out the war and what they saw as their war in south vietnam's. casualty's is what we should keep in mind. >>host: professor ruth when did relations tel? they participated in the iraq war and world war ii. >> you can daypack to the famous example of the abraham lincoln war elephant troubles with the war but in the 20th century with the close u.s. ally -- ally disrupted partly but as soon as the cold war gels thailand comes as the strong u.s. ally and definitely a strong cold war ally as the component to the u.s. global strategy. >>host: why do you call it "in buddha's company"? >> those who fought saw themselves says buddhist warriors. some as a logical someday tried to halt communism
he estimated the war, that the united states and south vietnam were not going to win it. they were not going to defeat north vietnam. they were not even going to invade north vietnam. what they were going to do is preserve south vietnam. that is the most they could hope for and they weren't even sure about that. so it was in 60 bitty bites the bullet. january 1st 1965 united states has around 23,000 troops. they are called military advisers. this is about 7000 more in the 6000 more than the 16 or 17,000 that were there in november 1963 when kennedy was assassinated. this piece of the year he's increased in 16 or 17,000 to 23,000. this is a considerable percentage increase, but not a lot of people appeared they were supposedly not in combat. the only comment that occurred mr. in the gulf of tonkin crisis in august of 1964 when johnson retaliated by bombing north vietnamese installations. but that lasted only two days. during the campaign he acted as they were the moderate vietnam, which is easy to do since goldwater was very much of an issue. so you cannot read it in january january
and south vietnam would win or defeat it or invade north vietnam but that is the most they could help four. it was 1965. the nine states has 23,000 troops called military risers. this is about 6,000 more so in the space of a year he increased from 23,000. this was a considerable percentage increase but not a lot of people. the only combat that occurred was the gulf of tonkin crisis in august 1964 and johnson retaliated by bombing north bid amazement installations but that only lasted two days. then during the campaign he acted as if was a moderate which was easy to do and goldwater was a lock on the issue. so he is inaugurated january 1965. february 7th there is a raid by vietcongs of south vietnam. and he uses this as a pretext to retaliate but that bombing starts early 1965. in march in vietnam's s those americans around the airbase need protection and you have to send troops over. johnson sens and submarines that is the beginning of and another huge installation july 1965. you go to the non-combat troops but at the end of the year it is with hundred 84,000. >> host: was johnson responsi
and south vietnam were not going to win it. >> host: yes. >> guest: they were not going to defeat north vietnam. they were not gene do invade north vietnam. what they were going to do if they could is preserve the independence of south vietnam. and that's most they could hope for, and weren't even sure about that. so, it was in 1965 he bites the bullet in december of -- january 1, 1965, the united states has around 23,000 troops -- >> host: advisers. >> guest: yes, called military advisers. this is about 7,000 more than the 16 or 17,000 that were there in november 1963 when kennedy was assassinated. so in the space of a year, he's increased this from 16 or 17,000 to 23,000. this is a considerable percentage increase but not a lot of people. they're supposedly not in come -- combat. the only combat that allegedly occurred was the gulf of tonkin crisis in august of 1964 when johnson retaliate by bombing north vietnamese installations but that leased only -- lasted only two days, and then during the campaign he acted as if he were the reasonable moderate on vietnam, which was easy to do si
of the tragic things about this she knew when he insulated the war that the united states and south vietnam were not going to win or defeat or invade north vietnam. but they were going to do if they could was to preserve the independence in south viet nam and that is the most they could hope for and they were not even sure about that. it was in 65 that he bites the bullet and in january 1st, 1965, the united states has around 23,000 troops. they are called military advisers and this was about 7,000 mark the 6,000 more in the 16 or 17,000 they were there in november of 1963 when kennedy was assassinated in the space of a year he has increased from 16 to 17,000 to 23,000. this is a considerable percentage increase but it's not a lot of people. they're not in combat. the only combat that had occurred was during the gulf tonkin crisis in august 64 when johnson retaliated by bombing the north vietnamese but that lasted for only two days. during the campaign he acted as if he were the reasonable moderate in vietnam which was easy to do since goldwater was very much a hawk on the issue. he's inaugurate
the united states is made up. that is how you work. north and south vietnam, for instance. they divide people so that the pressure will not be on them. that is how i see the system. i see it in prison, how they divide inmates. it is scary if inmates unite, and they do not like that. when i first come to prison, it will be a big thing if i went and sat with the blacks. it would be a big think if they caucasian sat with the asians. we only did that one time, where everybody got together, and we got what we wanted. when you unite, you can conquer. [applause] >> next question is for the commander. how can they community-based organization contact the task force for speaking engagements? >> if you call and ask to speak to jim miller. >> is there any effort to formalize the relationship with a community-based organization? >> right now, we do not have that effort in place. it is a good idea, it is something that we have talked about. it is important for us to understand what the cbos are doing. it is important for them to have specific training for their individuals. they should also have some guid
as a response to the situation in south vietnam. basically, during the period, south vietnamese forces were e rad eradicated by troops, and so they called upon the party for help and hanoi did support them. according to this interpretation, then, hanoi's were was a defensive protected measure, although i agree that the southerner's cries for help were important to north vietnamese leaders, party leaders might have also had internal problems. their own internal problems on their minds when they made the decision to go to war. following an unpopular and unsuccessful land reform campaign facing increasing opposition and criticism from among the intelligents and major cities in north vietnam, and finding the road to socialism difficult with state plans not coming to fruition, party leaders concluded that revolutionary war in the south had the power to deflect powers in the north, wag the dog so to speak. in addition to parting the bamboo hedge that obscured decision making in hanoi and bringing them to center stage in the story, i recall how his military strategy prevented him from compromising a
a visit to south vietnam became the first lady to travel through combat those. pat showed the first lady was not just a ceremonial prop. the trouble successfully on her own attorney to peru following the earthquake with humanitarian relief of lima and helped to forge a new relationship between the two countries. when she attended the inauguration, she became the first sitting president to serve an official representative to a foreign country. as enthusiastic response to the people she met in south america and africa served as a diplomatic purpose for has-been and secured an opening for the future first lady to explore. in fact, the initial success of diplomacy but for taking additional trips to her husband's terms in office. like almost everything else connected to richard nixon come expansion of the role of first lady was lost in the midst of watergate. rather than celebrity to come to schmidts come to spend the last months in the white house avoided reporters in urging her husband to fight on. instead of the press inquiring about her next trip or, did not do. in a women's magazine, ano
ground in the south bay on a memorial aimed at those who served and died in the vietnam war. >>> and team oracle is back on bay area waters today. but this time, they were capsizing on purpose. we'll show you coming up. >>> we're learning more tonight about the unexpected resignation of cia director david petraeus. the retired general stepped down yesterday because of an extramarital affair. it was a breach of trust the general himself called unacceptable. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> the sudden fall of cia chief david petraeus has washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, author paula broadwell, isn't saying. back in january, she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency, and i think it's a great place for him. >> broadwell, a west point graduate and arm reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not -- was n
, reminiscent of genghis kahn, shot dogs and life stoke for fun and generally ravaged the countryside of south vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war. >> sean: joining me with reaction, the co-founder of the swiftboat veterans for truth, john o'neill. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. thap thank you, sean. >> sean: go ahead? >> sean, the -- you know, the kerry quote is typical of kerry, he was quoting people, many of whom were proved never to have been in vietnam or in the military. we lost 58,000 people in vietnam. i knew a fair number of them. a love them from my class at the naval academy. to describe them as the army of gang -- genghis khan is typical of his career n. 1972, kerry wrote a book, call "the new soldier" that starts with a caricature of the manners on iwo jima, raising the flag, describing what kerry hopes the military will be. it's a frightening pictured. remember 2006 when, you be, -- you know, he said, if you didn't study hard you would end up stuck in iraq, right when our troops were fighting. it was a hawk in iraq and a surrender guy at the end, as he has b
to meet with wounded american soldiers during a visit to south vietnam meant that she became the first first lady to travel to a combat zone. pat show the first lady was not just a ceremonial prop. she also traveled successfully on her own. her journey to following the earthquake brought to minister to the wounded and needy citizens of lima and helped to forge a new relationship between the two countries. when she attended the inauguration of the new president of liberia, she became the first wife of a sitting president to serve as an official representative to a foreign country. pat's enthusiastic response to the people she met and south america and africa serve the diplomatic purpose for her husband and security is open for future first ladies to explore. in fact, pat's initial success of handling diplomacy on her own letter taking additional fellow trips during her husband's terms in office. like almost everything is connected to richard nixon, pat's expansion of the role of first lady was lost in the midst of watergate. rather than celebrate her accomplishments, pat spender last mo
with wounded soldiers during a visit to south vietnam that she became the first first lady to travel to a combat zone. patch of the first lady was not just a ceremonial prop. she also travel successfully on her own theater journey to peru while humanitarian relief to the wounded and citizens of l-lima and helped to forge a new relationship between the two countries. when she attended the inauguration of the new president of liberia and she became the first byte of a sitting president to serve as official representative to foreign country. pass enthusiast at response to people she met in south america and africa service diplomatic purpose for her husband secured opening for future first ladies to exploit. in fact, pat's initial success of handing diplomacy under all about her taking solo trips during her husband's term in office. but, if everything else connected to richard nixon, past expansion of the role of first lady was lost in the midst of watergate. rather than celebrating her publish in it, pat spent her last months in the white house avoiding reporters encouraging her husband
for a few different reasons, including mismanagement by the president of south vietnam, who was losing control of his own country. and the buddhist monks were rising up against him. they were very important people. and the students were rising up against him. he was losing control of the country. so he was losing control of everything. and he was also becoming quite difficult from the u.s. point of view because he was threatening new alliances with the french and maybe even with the north vietnamese, which was a nightmare from the american perspective. but the american response was also quite imperfect. there were many different branches of government interested. the pentagon was sending generals over every few months for reports, and those reports were really not very good. they weren't accurate. they were advising stepped-up military presence, which turned out not to be the right answer. his political reports weren't great either. and then his new ambassador, who was his friend and also his former political rival, henry cabot lodge -- >> a republican. >> -- a republican whom he defea
jose vietnam war memorial will have the names of the 142 south bay men killed in action. the monument is located in guadalupe park across from hp pavilion. the project has deep personal meaning for many involved. >> we are ecstatic this has been built obviously it's not about us. it's about the 142 heros that will be on this wall. we have guys on the wall we grew up with, we went to high school. >> the memorial is expected to be complete in about a month. >>> next at 11:00, salvaging the wreckage weeks after the multimillion-dollar yacht capsized in the america's cup sailors had a little fun with the remnants. we will show you what they did. >> a silhouette of a woman standing, staring at her. >> and what forced him to come forward now? we are learning more about the resignation of cia director david petraeus. no [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a
. you have vietnam. vietnam san adventure on to itself in terms of north and south vietnam. many of you in this room may have served in vietnam. then you moved fast forward and we were going have russia. the berlin wall came down and we were going to get some benefits of that peace dividends. peace was not big run rush it was a multiple stand. pick a stand. they became a challenge in stability of government, stability of resources and stability of the data we knew about those particular companies. move on forward, 9/11 happens. every one of you remember when you were. i was on the steps of the pentagon. i little literally walked out of the building that day. i was there for a meeting. i remember hearing on that gorgeous blue day an absolute eerie sound. it was like a plane had taken a wrong turn. i didn't know it was a plane because planes go up and down the potomac river. i am of the bottom of the stairs. the plane hit the building. i did not know where i was sitting that two other planes could have hit the world trade center. we have cnn or c-span trailing but we didn't visit on. well
in terms of north and south vietnam. many of you may have served. and you move fast forward and we're going to have russia, the berlin wall came down. we will have benefits of that -- of the peace dividend. it was multiple stands. pick a stand. it became a challenge in terms of stability of government resources and the data we knew about this particular companies. move on forward, 9/11 happened. everyone of you remember is where you were on 9/11. i was on the steps of the pentagon. i literally walked out of the building that day and i was there for meeting and remember hearing on that gorgeous blue day and absolute eerie sound. like a plane had taken a wrong turn. lo and behold, the next thing i knew i was on the bottom stairs and i am thinking, how did i get from the top to bottom of the stairs? the plane hit the building. i did not know in where i was sitting at that point that two other planes had hit the world trade center. if you remember in a lot of our jobs, we have cnn or c-span drilling but we did not have it on and i was moving from one building to another. my first reaction, will
. he served three years in the south pacific. vietnam. back then, every family was a military family. i wanted to get back. -- i want to give back. i never thought it was dark in manhattan. -- i never thought it would start in manhattan. my story is not unique. many people have answered this call. this generation of veterans is not a charity. they are an investment. it is one of the strongest investments we can make at a critical time in american history. i want to tell you a story via video about a man who grew up not far from chicago and is one of the many members of iava. >> i took the hard road. my story has been a story of success and survival. my name is nicholas. colgan. i deployed to afghanistan from january 2007 until april 2008. it is hard to come home. war can transform you. the military does not train you to come back home and be an american citizen. that is where groups like the iava step in. on my right shoulder i carry my best friend's name that was killed in iraq. he transformed my life. i would not have joined if it were not for him. on the same arm i would get the iava
and vietnam to islands in the south china sea. but elsewhere, china is using its economic and cultural influence to win friends, including here in cambodia. the cambodian economy relies on china. nearly half of overseas investment over the past five years has come from china. chinese-funded buildings and roads are everywhere. at this market in central phnom penh from clothes to food, most of the goods on sale are imported from china. eight chinese language newspapers are published in cambodia, and it isn't only workers from china who read them. >> translator: chinese newspapers help me understand china well. as a student of chinese, i also find them useful through learning. >> more and more cambodians are learning chinese. about 50 chinese language schools operate in the country with instructors dispatched from china. >> translator: my mission is to teach chinese culture to people in cambodia. i contribute to deeper bilateral relations. >> translator: if i can speak chinese, i can get the good job and my future will be bright. >> the philippines is one country in direct disagreement wi
. >>> vietnam veterans in the south bay broke ground today on a memorial in honor of the men who did not return home. the san jose vietnam war memorial will have the names of the 142 south bay men who were killed in action. the monument is located in guadalupe park across the street from h.p. pavillion. the project has deep personal meaning for many involved. >> we're absolutely ecoat ittic th -- ecstatic that this is being built. it's obviously not about us, it's about the 142 heroes that are going to be on this wall. we have guys on the wall that we grew up with, we went to high school with. >> organizers used private money for the project but are raising funds to pay some of the bills and for the upkeep. the memorial is expected to be completed in just about two months. >>> the "uss hornet" museum in alameda paid tribute to the late neil armstrong today as parts of its veterans day ceremony. ♪ >> what does a hornet have to do with people th with neil armstrong? it commemorated the reopening of the "apollo" exhibit. in 1969 after the crew landed on the moon, the "uss hornet" recovered the a
patrols in the area. >>> leaders in the philippines and vietnam have been pushing to resolve the south china sea issue peacefully. but they're pushing back against china's recent moves. the philippine government is the latest to take action over those new chinese passports. it says a dotted line on maps in the passports makes the disputed islands appear as if they belong to china. the chinese government began issuing the passports in may. philippine officials now say they will not stamp visas in the passports. customs agents with will instead approve visas in separate application forms. philippine foreign ministry representatives say the new rules are aimed at avoiding any suggestion they acknowledge china's claim to the territory. other neighboring countries have also reacted sharply to the chinese passport map. vietnam and india have taken similar countermeasures. the waters around the disputed islands in the south china sea are believed to hold large reserves of oil and natural gas. >>> china's rise. wealth, power and problems. an income gap divides its people. pollution threatens t
. one of the top items will be territorial disputes over islands in the south china sea involving china, philippines, vietnam among other country. the u.s. administration said last year it should shift its diplomatic and security focus to the asia pacific region. obama will be keen to reassure leaders his position remains unchanged. >>> the united states has launched a protest with iran after several iranian warplanes attacked a u.s. military drone. the pentagon says the attack occurred last thursday in international aerospace over the persian gulf. >> unarmed, unmanned mq 1 military aircraft conducting routine surveillance over the arabian gulf was intercepted by iran january craft and was fired upon with guns. >> little says the iranian jets fired at least twice at the drone but failed to hit it. the u.s. believes the pilots intended to shoot the aircraft down. he says the u.s. uses the drones in accordance with international rules and they will continue to conduct such flights. the obama administration intensified surveillance of iran and also stepped up economic sanctions. the actio
that it was necessary for us to get involved in south vietnam... >> narrator: romney's opponent was richard nixon. the press jumped on the word "brainwashed." the story caught fire. >> but this blew up. it conjured images frthe manchurian candidate, and he gets criticized from all angles. and the gap between him and nixon widens pretty dramatically. >> narrator: back in france, mitt watched as his father's presidential campaign cratered. >> it was a disappointment when his dad had a sudden drop-off. he would say, "yeah, it's too bad. my dad's such a great guy. why would he get punished for saying what was true?" >> mitt couldn't help but be informed by that, and i think he tries to be more careful with his words. and mittas carly learn from what damaged his father's successful run. >> narrator: then a brush with death. >> mitt romney is driving. they are coming around a curve in this small, remote town. there are six people in the car. >> he went around the bend and he saw that there was, at a high rate of speed, another person coming right towards him. >> and the car was estimated to be going, i
by international law. the philippines, vietnam, and china have been engaged with disputes over islands in the south china sea, including the spratly islands. but chinese prime minister left laos before the regional issues began. >>> up next, "in depth." >>> china's top political and military leaders are meeting in beijing for the 18th communist party congress. over the next week, the elite who control a nation of 1.3 billion people, will reflect on the past and chart a course for the future. here's an in-depth look on what's happening now in china. 2,200 delegates from across the country gathered inside the great hall of the people. they were chosen from more than 80 million party members across china. president hew jintao has led the party as secretary general for the last ten years. the vice president is also in attendance. he's expected to take over the top post from hu on thursday, a day after the congress ends. hu made his final speech as party head. he reflected on his ten-year term and spoke about the challenges awaiting the next leader. hu stressed the need to carry out reforms to stem grow
disputes between china and member countries including vietnam, as the islands in the south china sea likely to be taken up for discussion at the summit. obama is expected to join asean members in the call for china to establish the code of conduct to peacefully resolve the disputes. such an appeal would certainly provide asean with leverage for the tough goal of winning china's agreement. the obama administration shifted diplomatic and security policies last year, placing greater emphasis on the asia-pacific region in view of china's growing clout. the planned trip will be an opportunity for southeast asian countries to assess whether u.s. focus is likely to remain on the region during the obama's second term. jun kobayashi, nhk world, bangkok. >>> pakistan is showcasing state-of-the-art weapons and military equipment at a technology fair as it steps up its anti-terrorism efforts. pakistan is a major world importer of arms, and china is eager to boost sales in the country. pakistani government is hosting the fair in karachi where 130 military-related companies from 21 countries gathering to
always insist that the people of south vietnam shall have the right of choice, the right to shape their own destiny in free elections in the south or throughout all vietnam under international supervision, and they shall not have any government imposed upon them by force or terror so long as we can prevent it. it didn't work out that way. >> no, that's right. it did not work out that way. one of the things that we talk about in the lyndon johnson chapter is the dream he had where he dreamt that he wases in a field and he was tied down and couldn't get out. he had this -- there's a tragedy, sort of a grand tragedy to the lyndon johnson chapter, because he was this man who had lived. he had been a teacher in the 1940's of a lot of hispanic kids and had been this wonderful teacher, mr. johnson, who had really changed their lives and given them education and taught them about health and all these things and had given them a tremendous social conscience. when he went into the white house that was what above all he wanted to do was the great society. then he was caught by the vietnam wa
to develop in central china and it will move up to the northeast. further to the south there's more heavy rains, flooding rains moving into vietnam and also cambodia. it's because of a tropical depression here. it's also kicking up some really heavy rain across the philippines and strong rains. you can see upwards of 150 millimeters of additional rain into the next 48 hours. temperatures are shaping up like this on thursday. minus 9. ten, meanwhile, in beijing. a little bit warmer here. 15 in tokyo. we have 24 in hong kong and a hot day in bangkok, 33. all right let's go now across to the americas. very clear day across much of the u.s., mexico, and canada. we've got a system weakening off in the northwest, even out towards the northeast. high pressure is pushing in as that long front moves away. we are still going to see some showers continuing here around florida up into the carolinas. you could see some heavier rain with that as well, some thunder and lightening. temperatures are going to be falling across the northeast. you'll notice a big dip in new york, down to 19, 10 in d.c. and 7
down here in the south china sea. this one is heading towards southern vietnam. it's going to be spreading heavy rain in here and also to cambodia. it doesn't look like it's going to be organizing, so no major worries here. there will be enough rain to have concerns about flooding. we also have gail warnings across the philippines. here are your temperatures, 33 degrees expected in bangkok on wednesday. meanwhile dropping to the mid teens in shanghai as well as chongqing. tokyo looking for 16. single digits in seoul. six degrees here, ten in beijing and minus six for the high in ulan bator. a quick look into the americas tells us things are looking very clear here across much of the center of the continent. in fact, mexico right through central canada. however, our low pressure, the system that's been pushing into the pacific northwest still seeing showers, coastal rain and mountain snow. that is actually starting to settle down. out east we have this long front which has been bringing showers all the way down to the gulf of mexico. it's going to be bringing you, in fact, s
. >> silicone valley help for the gis on their next assignment. at foothill college, damian trujillo. >> vietnam veterans in the south bay will break ground tomorrow on the memorial in honor of the men that didn't return home. the san jose vietnam war memorial will have the names of 142 men killed in action. the monument will be located in the park across the street from hp pavilion. >> it is going to be a serene, peaceful, tranquil place. where people can come and reflect. >> organizers have used private money for the project so far, but they are raising find to pay for some of the bills and the upkeep. the study says veterans of other wars can build their own memorials on the same plot of land. >> did you see it? mccovey cove. one of our reporters, a daredevil. also. >> with the investigative unit. it may sound like something out of the wild, wild west. it is happening here in our backyard. i is costing you billions of dollars every year the we go behind the scenes of the great train robbery. coming up. >> off good evening. i'm chief meteorologist, jeff ranieri, nbc bay area weather center. cl
.s. play in the south china sea issue? and what is its agenda there? >> right. the philippines and vietnam are two asean countries in direct confrontation with china over the south china sea. they want legally binding rules to resolve the disputes. in the summit meeting, obama sided with them by calling for the quick creation of a code of conduct. but china remains cautious about that. asean nations need to work together for the sake of their economic goals. they also need peacef fuful relations with china, which, after all, is is the world's second largest economy. balancing that with their competing territorial claims is the big challenge for asean. obama is arguing that with support from the united states they could help achieve that balance. going forward, the u.s. will likely strengthen its partnership with asean to try and counter the rise of china. >> thank you very much, indeed. that was nhk world's matthew field. now, competition between the u.s. and china isn't limited to political issues. they're both hoping to profit from the region's booming economic growth. nhk world's hiroki
the yun zi river, and upwards to 100 millimeters as well. let's look south into the tropics. we have our tropical depression along the southern portions of vietnam. it's slowly just moving ever so slowly off towards the north at this time, really not going anywhere very fast, does not have very many gusty winds with it. really, the main threat with this one is going to be the rainfall right near the coastline, up to about 100 to 120 millimeters could be seen here through the next 48 hours. so, flooding and landslides going to be high at risk, but also over northern luzon, we have this moisture inflow off the philippine sea that will bring heavy rainfall for you as well. unrelated to this system, but still, the tropics are still very active out across much of this region. temperatures remaining on the warm side, too. bangkok with a high of 34, beijing at 11, and ulan bator getting up to only minus 9 here on your friday. look over towards the americas with high pressure dominating much of the united states and canada, keeping the skies clear here. you see on the precipitation outlook, noth
going to guard. >> reporter: it turns out it was in the south pacific. then after his tour of duty in vietnam, roger and many of his cam rads have had a public relations issue. >> wearing this hat, i have had people say to me, oh, you weren't actually in vietnam? yes, i was. >> reporter: today on the coast guard island the gathering for about 100 coast guard vets. >> people don't recognize the coast guard in many ways anyway. >> reporter: bill wells wants people to know what he wents through on a boat like this one in the vietnam war. >> we were actually involved in some firings. we are fired at, you know, we shot back. and they missed us and we probably missed them several times. >> reporter: the veterans here came from all over the country to share their stories. >> this part of own personal pride first of all. then it's part of our legacy or the people that come after us need to know these things, too. it's history. >> it always gives you that feeling of being part of something really important and big. >> reporter: coast guard island they were going to keep this helicopter here
for our country without us dying for it and guess what they allil dyed. >> bill: like vietnam a lot of south vietnamese very loyal to the u.s.a. and appreciated our sacrifice there and then there is an element that isn't. you did the best you could and you won the medal of honor. >> bill: so, chief, i read your book, very entertaining. i think my audience will like it. first of all, you say you knocked jesse ventura to the floor with a punch. now, you don't mention his name but everybody knows who that is. number one. that happened? you knocked him out? i knocked him down. >> bill: why would you punch ventura? >> in 2006 was the year that we lost our first two seals in iraq. we came home and lost our last guy just before coming home. we had the wake in a seal bar there in core nada. and he was there. he was there for a speaking enga ceremony. graduating class. >> because he was a seal, right? >> yes, sir. >> he was a navy seal. he was bad mouthing the war, right? >> bad mouthing the war, bad mouthing bush and bad mouthing america. >> bill: and you took exception. >> did i find a pro
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